Monday, January 09, 2012

whirlygiggle

So, I started a new project on Saturday. I was trying really hard to get down to 9 WIPs before embarking on something new, but I broke down and gave in. I'm very excited to be using fabric that is NEW while it is still new. What a concept! (I still have a FQ set of Sherbet Pips that I haven't touched yet. And Ruby, too. I just can't keep up!) This fabric line is A Walk in the Woods by the charming Aneela Hoey. The fabric is so sweet and soft. I just love it. For the pattern I started with my whirlygiggle block tutorial that I tweaked just a bit, so no trimming this time around. Bonus! I'm forcing myself to not rely on white as a background (as much as possible) so I made the blocks interlock instead. I like the results very, very much! It's gonna be one sweet little baby quilt.

Please excuse my daughter...she couldn't pass up the opportunity to pose in a silly manner for the camera. :)

Happy Monday to you!

53 comments:

Chase said...

sweet! She is a great addition to this photo!

Merran said...

On first seeing this I thought you'd made it using one of those twister rulers but I see you did it from scratch. Very impressive! it would have done my head in interlocking each block!

Annalia said...

How could you resist? LOVE the pattern and the color!

Sarah Craig said...

That is very cute - and I love the name!!!

Tara said...

Oh it is so sweet! I don't have guests in the am andy hair appt isn't until 11:15, so of you wanna chat in the am, let me know!!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Tola para a câmera???ELA está mandando um beijo para mim...AMEI AS CORES E PADRÃO,PARABÉNS!Como sempre você arrasa.BEIJOS PARA AS DUAS.

Anita said...

It's lovely! =)

Jacque. said...

I love whirlygigs without the white background...the interlocking pieces make it look so awesome!

Caroline said...

No excuses necessary, she's adorable! Love the quilt, too. ;)

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Really cute quilt...even cuter daughter!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

So cute! The daughter first, AND the quilt :D

I love the simplicity of your white backgrounds, but this is just right. And for a baby quilt, maybe less white is a good idea. (I'm thinking of stains... chuckle.)

Julie

Theresa said...

I think that now she's a school girl she doesn't pass up an opportunity to hang out with you. Love this quilt a lot!

VeeV said...

interlocking...will look great - i believe that's called Tessellations!!

always love your blog, and your creations!!

xo
eva

familylove said...

It is beautiful. Your daughter is adorable too. I love the interlocking twirls, it makes it look so complicated.

James-Linda said...

SHE'S A LITTLE DOLL!
LET HER POSE I SAY!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

Cheerful Homemaker said...

love the colors!

www.cheerfulhomemaker.com

mascanlon said...

Love the personality, it just jumps off the screen! Quilt is adorable too.

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

They are so pretty interlocking!! Happy Monday to you and little Miss. : )

bethanndodd said...

Adorable...the quilt & your little girl! I know what you mean about being able to sew with new fabrics...I still have some Fandango and Hope Valley (among others) that have yet to be touched!

**nicke... said...

i LOVE this so much amandajean! so so beautiful! and i love that fabric. it is my fave!

Love Of Quilts said...

I like!

Tylynn said...

I hear your pain about all the WIP. I have a beautiful jelly roll of Sherbet Pips that I am so in love with and it sits so pretty all bundled together still!

I love the new fabric of hers. It is darling! I love what you did with it!

tracy said...

Love love love it... and your silly daughter... my son is always popping his head in my photos like that... so cute!

Mantha said...

L O V E it, and your daughter too cute..
Have a great day :)
Mantha xx

Michelle said...

So beautiful! Will have to check out your tutorial - I've been thinking about whirlygig quilts all day as it happens!

Corrie said...

oh I love it!!!!! well done

oh annd I have 3 little ones who always pop in the photo!!!

Corrie:)

aneela said...

Oh!! so sweet!!!
I love the puzzle look of those interlocking blocks.
Nice to see your daughter keeping herself in the picture :) Is she putting together another quilt??

Suzanne said...

What a treat to see your quilt and your daughter! I can't whittle down my WIPs either these days. I'm glad I am in good company.

goletagirlwendy said...

Love the pattern. I have several photos of my 7 year old posing the same way.

thisyearsdozen said...

Love it!! I will have to try that.

Angela said...

Would you mind sharing the "tweak" to the pattern... I read some of the comments from the original whirlygig post, and can't make heads or tails of it. Your instructions are always so manageable!! Thanks for sharing :)

pasqueflower said...

What a fun, whimsical quilt!

Thimbleanna said...

Very cute CrazyMom! I'm fighting the urge to start about 10 new things - there's so much out there and I can't keep up either. I have way too many collections sitting unused! Can't wait to see this finished quilt!

Mika said...

I really like the look of the interlocking colours. I was hoping you could explain how you go about the construction to make sure the colours work well together? If I were to take on a project like this I feel I would get the orientation of the pieces all mixed up and have multi-coloured cross-pinwheel-things. Thanks!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

I have some new fabric too, that I better get busy with, or it will be old when I do...hehehe
I ready to get started on a new quilt.
I look forward to seeing what you create with your whirlygiggle pattern.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Your daughter is a cute girl.Ilike your new quilt.Wig.

Dara said...

This is very timely since I have a shoe box full of cut fabric to do the whirlygiggle quilt (yep it's been in the box for three years) I figure I have to get it made before baby #5 arrives so that I can get the room done for child 3 and 4. I did make a baby version of the whirlygiggle but got some of the blocks messed up as I didn't cut them the same side up. I will try to figure out how you did this without the white (since cutting all the white isn't done yet!!) THanks.

Kate said...

i have been meaning to try a whirlygig quilt myself, but havent gotten around to it. I love that fabric line. the combination of the blue, red and pink is way too cute. looks great!

charlotte said...

The quilt is awesome. I'd love to try it. Is it difficult? As for your daughter, they are only young and silly for a short time, so let it all happen. :)

Clair said...

I should make a quilt using that pattern.

Anonymous said...

LOVE it (and your daughter too).
How do you "arrange things" so you don't have to trim. (I hate trimming blocks)
Sandra

Aimee said...

So cute! I just finished one up using Aneela's fabric too - her stuff is adorable!

Anonymous said...

I love the quilt. And your daughter adds such a special touch to it!!!

Lea

Cheryl Arkison said...

Very fun! Love Abby, she's adorable.
PS Did you move your sewing machine? I thought you had it under the window?

Christine said...

I too would love the tweaked measurements. I absolutely love the look of the interlocking blocks. Speaking of that, how did you plan the piecing? Did you just put it on your wall as you sewed?

My mom gave me some fabric for Christmas. It's really only two colors along with some white And, the prints tend toward big. I wonder how they would look using that pattern.

Melissa said...

This is such a cute little quilt! I love the interlocking colors, even though I usually tend to be one to like white in a quilt. But this is great!

倩™ © said...

Sweet little quilt, love it!

Karen said...

This is a really cute quilt and I love the fabrics. Cute pic of your little girl.

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is so cute--the fabric, design, your little model...everything! I keep meaning to try this pattern (along with a gazillion other things--know what I mean??)

amy smart said...

Ooo! I love the interlocking whirlygigs! This pattern is on my (never-ending) to-do list too. It's been there for way too long. I really need to act one of these days.

Mama Pea said...

So what's it like to sew with fabric that's still new? I'll never know. LOL.

Blue.Ridge.Girl said...

Love your fun daughter...how nice to have a girl in the family!

Are you thinking of sharing how to tweak the "whirlygiggles" to make them interlock? I'd love to try them :o)

audreypawdrey said...

Love your new quilt! It really did turn out so nicely, and I love how they interlock. I finally cut into my Pips this week!